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Thursday, January 1, 2015

A Very Sweet Blog Turns Three

My blog turned THREE today! So, I'm sitting here in my leggings and sweater, listing some blog goals for 2015.
I came up with several. Hope you like them! My wish for you in 2015 is to SPARKLE & SHINE!
Sample Sundays - I get lots of deluxe samples whenever I place an order with Sephora, Ulta or Nordstrom. Instead of throwing them away, I've separated them into fragrances, skincare, and makeup. Every Sunday (until I run out of samples) I'll put together QUICK posts and let you know my thoughts.

Blog Re-Design - I was suppose to make changes to my blog's overall design last year, but life got really busy. I never rush or do anything haphazardly, so a blog refresh is definitely a priority this year.

Sephora VIB Rouge Events - I ordered so many beauty products last year LOL, I reached VIB ROUGE status at Sephora. One of the perks, is that they invite you to exclusive store events. I'll definitely snap, snap away and showcase them for you. Plus, it's nice to connect & be social.

More (of what YOU love) Sparkle & Shine - Beauty reviews & giveaways, Beauty boards, Fashion editorials & Runway collections (missed doing those), New Orleans food & popular spots, Travel, Home, Sponsored posts and Book reviews.

Relax & De-Stress - These are more personal goals. I hate stress or being stressed out. I try to minimize as much in my life as possible. I plan on watching more of my favorite tv shows and going to the movies. I just started subscribing to some YouTube beauty bloggers (loving & learning from that). Continue watching my diet (sodium/sugar) & exercising. Discovering new things. Blog friendships are more important to me, so overall my blog will be more personal. That's it!

Garnet Hill Cotton & Cashmere Paillette Sweater (shown here) // Talbots Black Sweater Knit Leggings
Sperry Top Sider Elise Ballet Flats in Silver Snake (here) // Mary Kay Lipstick in Black Cherry (here)

Have A Sparkly & Shiny Weekend!


Meagan :) said...

cute shoes :)

Julie Corbisiero said...

I love your outfit Kim! You always look so nice and I love all that you share about makeup! I have had so much fun visiting your blog and always look forward to them. Happy 2015 of sparkle and shine! Julie xo

Shiny M said...

Very cool new year's resolutions for your blog. I love that you framed it for your blog because it give me ideas too. Please do take a lot of pictures at the Sephora events. I shop more at Ulta, so I spent enough there, but they don't seem to have cool events.

Bea Castro said...

CONGRATS ON TURNING THREEE WOOT WOOTT!!! Love this post :) Excited for your new stuff!!


MaysaAndSunshine said...

These are great goals, Kim. You look pretty and glowing with happiness for the 2015. That cute and sparkling sweater couldn't be any more perfect. Congratulations on the three awesome blogging years and more to come. I have been awful at blogging but hey I am still hanging around ;) Miss ya!

Mica T said...

Congrats on 3 years of blogging Kim!

I don't recall how I stumbled across your blog, but you've had me hooked from the very beginning!

I hope 2015 brings amazing things for you personally, professionally, and I look forward to reading all of your posts! :)

Away From The Blue

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

Happy New Year! Congrats on 3 years of blogging. Those are wonderful goals, looking forward to them. BTW, lovely outfit :)

Emmylou said...

Happy blog anniversary, Kim, and here's to decades more:) And I am looking forward to seeing all these wonderful things you have planned for 2015. ((((hugs))))) and Happy New Year again.:D

Cups & Roses said...

Congratulations Kim! I'm wishing you a happy new year, with health and joy and all the best with your blog! :) <3

Diana P. | Cups & Roses

Nicole Stars said...

Wow, thats sooo cool and impressive! Cheers to the next 3 or 5 or 10 years ;D

Wünsche dir ein frohes neues Jahr, viel Glück und Gesundheit!
Liebst, Colli von TOBEYOUTIFUL

Jackie Harrison said...

Your outfit rocks you look very chic in it. Have a wonderful weekend rock 2015.

Lilli said...

Hello Kim! You too have a sparkly and shiny 2015! Your goals are great and Im sure you will achieve them through the year, I think the last point is very important and I share it too for 2015. Oh, Im in love with your sweater, how cute! You look adorable and pretty as ever Kim, silver suits you! Hugs and happy weekend! xo

Stella Scarlett Rose said...

Wow! Happy birthday!! And of course a happy new year! Keep up yhe good work and inspire us!

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Irene said...

I'm in love with your shoes, Kim :)
Hope you have a wonderful years of blogging and more importantly, that you enjoy as much as you've been doing on your first three years! Cheers to the first three and more to come!

Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

My dear Kim, You look pretty and glowing. I loved your entire outfit. Very classy and stunning. That cute and sparkling sweater couldn't be any more perfect. Congratulations on the three amazing blogging years and more to come. I love your blog. Kisses and happy weekend <3

Champagne Star said...

Congrats!! These are great goals, and i look forward to reading the sample posts especially. I want to post more on both of my blogs, and write more opinion/life related posts on my main blog.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Happy New Year my dear Kim! And Happy 3rd Blog Birthday! I always feel such an affinity to you since we started around the same time. I've enjoyed your journey with AVSB and look forward to what the future brings as I'm sure it will be amazing knowing you :)

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Lovely outfit Kim and happy blog anniversary!
I am looking forward to all your amazing plans for this year!
Happy New Year doll!

Shireen L. Platt said...

A huge congratulations on your blog turning 3, Kim, what an amazing milestone! And girl, you are playing with the big dogs now that you reached Sephora VIP Rouge status. LOL! I am really glad to meet you here, it's been such an amazing few months following your blog and here's to many more years! Hugs, Kim, keep on rolling the way you do, I'm a huge fan! xx

Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

Stanislava E. said...

Hello beautiful! Happy blog anniversary! I really like your list of blogging (and personal) goals for 2015! Please, share more posts about New Orleans! Sounds great! Happy New Year as well! Wish you lots of health, luck and success! xo


crafty-zone said...

That sounds amazing that your blog turned THREE! I wish you a lot of success, dear!

Happy New Year,Kim,

Diva Desle said...

Happy Blog Birthday Kim!!! Wishing you many more lovely blog years. Much love. Xxxx

Miss Val's Creations said...

Happy blogiversary! Great goals for the year. Stress is a challenge for me and I do find television and movies to be a great diversion!

KLP said...

Happy Blogiversary chica!

KLP @ SavingOurStrands

Cee said...

Happy blog-iversary, Kim! Wow - I can't believe it's been three years. Time has flown by! I still remember the look of your old blog - the name is on the tip of my tongue but I just can't think of it. Either way, I've loved following along on your journey and seeing your blog grow over the last three years. Here's to many, many more!

Ashley said...

Happy blog borthday Kim! That's an amazing accomplishment to have your blog for three years!! Congrats!! And I love the idea of the simple sunday posts! I have so mant samples of stuff too that I really should try out!

Pamela RG said...

Congratulations! I am looking forward to all of your wonderful upcoming review and new features here on the Blog. I wish you all the best in the coming New Year.

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

So cute ballerinas <3 I have change the design of my blog too!


Ramona said...

Kim happiest of happy blog-iversary!!! Cheers to many more to come. I'm so delighted that we have met. Your blog have become such a wonderful place where to look for tips and ideas for beauty and just find lots of sweet posts. I love your sparkly look.


Rebecca said...

Wow congrats & best wishes on this very impt. milestone! Wishing you all the best this 2015 – Happy New Year!!


Kaley Beery said...

Love, love the sparkles and silver!! Congrats on 3 years!! I am about hit my 1 year and I can't believe it :)



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Linda B said...

Happy New Year Kim!
Hope 2015 is as bright and festive as you are :)
Can't wait to see what you have in store for us!
My goal is to be more outgoing and land a job that I love. Aha, we'll see how it goes!

The Dragonfruit Diaries

Imogen said...

Wishing you all the best for the new year. Your outfit is perfect and stunning. You can never get enough sparkle. Those shoes are adorable.

June said...

Congrats Kim. Happy new year


June Wants It All

Samantha Mariko said...

Happy New Year! I loved reading your new years resolutions for 2015, can't wait to read about the sephora sunday samples and about the events you will go to :) congratulations on turning 3 !

Emma Louise Long said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! I'm looking forward to your up and coming blog posts. x


dimple khadi said...

nice shoe
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Anne said...

Huge congrats Kim and I wish you lots more success with blogging! Love your sweater:) Hope you have a very happy 2015!

►Nadush said...

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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Happy anniversary, Kim! And I wish you good luck with all your wonderful goals! x

P.S. Love the sequins! x

The New Black Is said...

lovely shoes!!!! they are awesome



jo said...

Happy 3rd Anniversary to AVSB! Kim, what a great accomplishment and for some reason, I thought you blogged longer than that. Wishing you much success in 2015! I will forever support you!

xo Jo


Hina Naz said...

Happy 3rd Anniversary
Happy New Year, dear!
xxx Keep in touch
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Jo said...

Kim, These are really great blog goals and definitely attainable! I'm already seeing the sample Sunday coming up. I'm excited about your new blog refresh and it's great for you to destress and also spend some me-time with yourself to unwind. I agree with you on the last goal. Blog friendship is really important and I would love to see a more personal element in your posts coz I love knowing more about my blog friends in this way. I hope 2015 shine and sparkle brightly in your way!

Jo's Jumbled Jardinière

Georgia Lumu said...

Love all the silver!
Georgia from <a href="www.lumublog.com>lumu</a>

Coco said...

Dear Kim, first of all let me tell you I love everything you are wearing and you look great!!! Everything in your posting schedule sounds appealing. Anyways, I come here both for your great posts and because you mean a lot to me. Since I started reading your blog my admiration and affection for you have been growing. Therefore I'm very happy you are focusing on your priorities! The blog layout is already fab, I can't imagine what you will come up with! As far as my goals are concerned, after an hectic year when I did more than my best to see what would happen with the blog, I decided to keep doing my best, but more slowly, and don't let myself be discouraged by the negative vibes simple bloggers like me get from smarter bloggers in Italy. I'm very curious about the events at Sephora ;-) sorry got keeping it long but it was a yearly comment :-) by the way, happy Bloggiversary my fabulous friend!!
Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

Danielle Styles said...

Love to read your blog goals and I think they are awesome! Love your outfit, such a cute sweater!

Happy 2015!


Joie Fatale said...

Congrats on the VIB status!
I'm excited for Sample Sundays btw. And your silver outfit is super cute!

Tina Bradley said...

Happy three-year anniversary! You look so lovely in this great silver ensemble! I am inspired by your goals. Recently, I've begun to look at mine as well, Kim. Like you, the de-stress one is a big one for me as well. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Stephanie G said...

Happy blog birthday Kim! I can't believe it's been three years already :) Congrats! You must be so proud of this space you've created online - it's certainly a joy to have met you here. Sparkle and Shine indeed x

steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

oomph. said...

happy 3rd!! my samples drawer is overflowing, too! look forward to those reviews - good idea!

Kizzy Von Doll said...

These are fantastic goals doll, de-stressing is a must!! I need to get down my goals. Will do that soon...I hope you reach all of yours and more!! It's always marvellous to come here!! Happy New Year doll xx

little luxury list said...

Happy blog birthday dear! I hope this next year is a wonderful one for your blog!

little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

Pilar said...

Happy Birthday to your blog Kim! I love reading your blog and I wish you continued success with it! You look beautiful in your pictures and I love the outfit! You also Happy Birthday to your blog Kim! I love reading your blog and I wish you continued success with it! some great goals! I'm currently working on not stressing so much and learning to relax more! Great post!

Jane said...

Sounds like wonderful things! Happy blog anniversary! Here's to another great year!!

Lorena said...

Well I certainly like where you are going :)
May I also say that the sweater is gorgeous.
HNY Kim !

Imtiaz Ahmed said...

Happy New Chine's Year

flysongbird said...

dang I left a comment on this post days ago! I can't find it anymore.
I love what you are wearing. Congrats on the anniversary!!!:D
It's been so long..hope you are doing well :)

Diva In Me said...

Happy three to A Very Sweet Blog! Cheers for more years to come =)
These goals look really good and I wish you the best to achieve every single one of them. May 2015 be a wonderful year to you Kim =)

Raja Shekar said...

The Best funny Birthday wishes can make your friends laugh at themselves
while reading the funny messages you shared

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Happy 3rd year Blog Birthday! I wish you a very very Happy Birthday to your blog and Birthday Wishes fill the life with joy and blessings.

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